Re/member/construct at Filter Photo | LENSCRATCH

Next week, the events for the 2018 Filter Photo Festival get underway, and along with the Portfolio Reviews, lectures, workshops, and artist talks, are a number of wonderful exhibitions. Today we feature the Re/member/construct Exhibition, juried by Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  The exhibition runs through October 27, 2018 with a reception on September 28 | 6 pm – 9 pm at the Filter Space 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207, in Chicago.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 21 September 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up Chinese-born, Perth-based photo artist Tami Xiang’s new work Peasantography: Family Portrait and American photojournalist Chuck Fishman’s Re-Generation: Jewish Life in Poland.

Photos: 25 Fridays of Protest in Gaza – The Atlantic

For nearly six months now, Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been staging weekly demonstrations at points along the border between Gaza and Israel—protests they call the “Great March of Return,” which demands that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their lands in present-day Israel. Every Friday since March 30, large and small groups of protesters approach the border fence under the watch of Israeli soldiers on the other side. Every Friday, Palestinians set tires ablaze, fly Palestinian flags, and chant slogans. Sometimes they throw rocks, fly incendiary kites to set fields ablaze, or lob tear-gas canisters over the fence—and sometimes they attack the fence itself with bolt cutters and hatchets. Every Friday, Israeli soldiers respond with tear gas and rubber bullets—sometimes live ammunition—to disperse, warn, injure, or kill those who get too close to the fence. United Press International quotes the Gaza Health Ministry as saying that “more than 178 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began March 30.”

The Evolved Documentarian : Interview with Burk Uzzle | LENSCRATCH

I’ve been corresponding with legendary photographer Burk Uzzle over the past months and am excited to share a wonderful interview today, written by Janet Kagan. Burk is an exceptional photographer with a most amazing legacy. I was recently listening to an NPR podcast and Burk’s name came up. It turns out that Burk was the photographer who shot the Woodstock album cover, of the couple wrapped in a blanket. After exploring his legacy these past months, my first thought was “Of course it was!” Thank you Burk, for a life time of incredible work. – Aline Smithson

Highlights from Photoville 2018 – PhotoShelter Blog

This year we hosted the Luminance Professional Development Day, which included six panels covering everything from archiving to how to get noticed (and paid!). The sold out day included insights from photo editors, professional photographers, and industry leaders who shared tips for getting the most out of your photography and photo business.

Arlene Gottfried Captured New York at Its Best – Feature Shoot

Arlene Gottfried (1950–2017) was a paradox of the best kind: the infinitely shy artist who can blow the roof off the joint while singing gospel, or approach any person in order to take their photo. Hailing from Brooklyn, Gottfried spent her childhood in Coney Island where all kinds of characters loomed near and far.

Quick Tip: Gus Powell on Shooting Better Street Photography | PDNPulse

Gus Powell, a member of the street photography collective iN-PUBLiC and author of two monographs of street photography, will lead a seminar called “Street Photography How & Why” at PhotoPlus Expo on October 25. Street photographers Michelle Groskopf and Elizabeth Bick will also participate in the panel. The following excerpt from “Q&A: Gus Powell on Street Photography as Poetry” offers a preview of street photography strategy and advice that Powell and his colleagues will discuss at the PhotoPlus seminar.

Jost Franko – Farming on the Frontline « burn magazine

In the land from where the eyes can see the Israeli border, Palestinian farmers try to make their living producing agricultural goods such as strawberries, oranges, grapefruits, olives, etc. The war in 2014, that lasted almost two months, has left the majority of Gazan farmers living in the buffer zones with their houses demolished or their land bulldozed – in worst cases, both. In 50 days long war that Israel called “Operation Protective Edge” more than 2,200 Palestinian lives were lost and about 17,200 homes totally destroyed, after 20,000 tons of explosive had been dropped on Gaza.

Photographer Says Artist Stole His Photo, Artist Claims ‘Remix’

South African photographer Graeme Williams was attending the opening of the Johannesburg Art Fair earlier this month when he was shocked to see his own photo on a gallery wall with credit being given to African American artist Hank Willis Thomas.

Shahidul Alam Denied Bail; Ordered Moved to New Jail Cell: #freeshahidulalam Update | PDNPulse

Shahidul Alam, the award-winning photographer, teacher, and founder of the photo agencies Drik Photo and Majority World, was denied bail at a hearing on September 11, 36 days after plainclothes police dragged him from his home. Alam has been charged under Section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, which criminalizes the sharing of information that “prejudices the image of the state or a person.” He had posted Facebook videos and given an interview to Al Jazeera in which he criticized the government for attacks on journalists and student protesters. Police filed a case claiming Alam had “spread false propaganda.” Human Rights Watch says Alam’s detention is “politically motivated,” and is being used by the government to demonstrate that “no one who dares criticize or challenge its actions will be spared.”

Makers and Craftsmen – The Leica Camera Blog

Adam shoots with the Leica M240, he enjoys the camera’s simplicity. “From an M6, to M9, to M240 and next an M10-P I never need waste time re-learning the tool”. The screen has proven to be incredibly practical on the job, he says that when he can make someone look better than they see themselves, something magical happens. The subject opens up and, as much as he loves film, the immediacy of digital has helped him a lot. Many of his craftsmen subjects know Leica and think of it as a well-built tool. Often, they even have their own family stories that relate to Leica. Tools are important to people who build things, though craftsmen value tools, they don’t get overwhelmed by them.

Voices of African Photography: Dancing with Casablanca’s light – The Washington Post

Voices of African Photography is a 10-part series presented in partnership with the African Photojournalism Database, a joint project of Everyday Africa and World Press Photo, to highlight the work of 10 African photographers and photojournalists.

Finalists in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Each year to promote wildlife conservation, the folks behind The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards select the funniest photos of animals doing goofy things from hundreds of entries from around the world. The Guardian has a selection of photos from 2018’s finalists.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 September 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up the spotlight is on New York. If you’re looking for a nostalgic view of Greenwich Village check out Village Voice staff photographer Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes at Steven Kasher. In keeping with historical tropes is The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965 at Howard Greenberg. And for a contemporary view of photography, the seventh edition of Photoville kicks off in Brooklyn.

Why Dedicated Cameras Will Always Be (Optically) Better than Smartphones – PhotoShelter Blog

But despite the ability to perform 5 trillion operations a second, the iPhone still can’t do something your dedicated ILP camera can, namely, collect as much light. And when it comes to photography, true exposure (i.e. the total number of photons captured) is directly related to image quality.